Field Station

50th LogoWelcome to the UW-Waukesha Field Station!

 Mission: The UW-Waukesha Field Station mission is to provide educational and research opportunities for UW-Waukesha faculty and students, K-12 students, and the general public; and to connect the students and the community with the environment in a natural setting.

The UWWFS is located in the Kettle Moraine area of southeastern Wisconsin, and ten miles west of the UW-Waukesha campus. The station is open year round; visitors are welcome to come and explore station during daylight hours.  The station is home to a beautiful restored prairie/oak savannah, as well as a variety of forest land, an ephemeral pond, Henrietta Lake, and Scuppernong Creek.  There are 3.5 miles of mowed walking trails, as well as boardwalks over wetland areas.  To reserve the field station for a class or an event, click here or click on the "Facility Rental" tab to the right of this page.  If you are a K-12 teacher or leader of a youth group and you'd like to arrange for a field trip, please contact Teresa Schueller, for assistance.

9 people and one German Shepard gathered around camp fire, drinking, eating, and visiting with each otherClose up of compass plant in full bloom with prairie, barn buildings and lots of blue sky in the background

Education:  It is our goal at the UW-Waukesha Field Station to connect people of all ages to the land by providing a wide variety of educational and environmental experiences for them.  UW-Waukesha students enjoy courses in a variety of disciplines held out at the Field Station for a day, for the entire term, or somewhere in between.  Some of the UW-Waukesha courses that frequently have field station experiences include English and Literature, painting, photography, ceramics, geology and geography, biology, environmental ethics, and others.  K-12 students frequent the station via class field trips, continuing education courses, and through trips with other organizations such as Boy and Girl Scouts.  Many educational experiences are offered to adult learners through UW-Waukesha Continuing Education.  Click here to learn more about Continuing Education and the courses they offer.

Environmental Science Students in hip waders and aquatic nets doing research in Scuppernong CreekGroup of students in tall grass prairie holding notebooks and smiling and laughing

Research: It is our goal at the UW-Waukesha Field Station to encourage discovery through research for people at all levels of expertise.  K-12 students can participate in discovery science activities during field trips.  UW-Waukesha students can experience research first-hand through coursework, internship opportunities, honor's projects, and independent studies.  UW-Waukesha faculty and staff use the station for research projects.  Researchers from other institutions are invited to contact us for more information about using the station as a research venue. 

Get Involved!! 

Teresa Schueller, PhD
Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences
1500 N. University Dr.
Waukesha, WI 53188
Resident Manager
Marlin Johnson
W349 S1480 S. Waterville Road
Oconomowoc, WI 53066